# Ch 15: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Algebra Basics

This chapter will help you review the basic concepts and processes used in algebra as you study for related questions on the MTEL Mathematics/Science (Middle School) exam.

## MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Algebra Basics - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our professional instructors will explain the concept of variables, the order of operations and the processes of distributing and simplifying. Use these lessons to help you recall how to solve algebraic problems. Prepare for questions on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics/Science (Middle School) exam that will require you to:

• Understand algebraic concepts
• Know the parts of an algebraic equations
• Distribute algebraic expressions
• Use the order of operations
• Distribute positive and negative signs
• Simplify algebraic expression with negative signs

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### MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Algebra Basics Objectives

As part of your certification processes, the MTEL Mathematics/Science (Middle School) exam will test your understanding of mathematics and science. This computer-based certification exam will ask you a series of 100 multiple-choice and two constructed-response questions during a four-hour testing session. Twelve percent of the material covered in this exam will ensure your knowledge of mathematical patterns, relations and algebra. Use this chapter to improve your comprehension of algebraic process by reviewing the basics.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Algebra Basics
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